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A food traceability app that allows consumers to instantly trace the origin and safety of food products they are buying on their smartphone or tablet is to be released on the market early in 2016 by Adelaide’s Beston Global Food Company.

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A NSW Food Authority survey has found that school children in Australia are at heightened risk of food poisoning from the food inside their lunch boxes if they are not kept cool throughout the morning.
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A first-of-its-kind study performed in the U.S. has found that fast foods that clearly state caloric content can significantly reduce the number of calories consumed by children over those that don’t post such information.

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According to Foods Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), there are several very important things to remember about eating and drinking before and during pregnancy to make sure your baby is born healthy.

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According to a U.S. study of chain restaurants in the Boston area, the actual calorie content of their menu items was on average about 18% higher than that listed on their advertisements. And, frozen food companies didn't do much better at 8% higher than what was advertised.


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Saturday, 28 November 2009 22:48

High-fat diet reduces anxiety and depression

According to an Australian study performed on young rats, the eating of 'comfort foods',--that is, high-fat foods--can likely reverse the damaging effects of early trauma, such as stress, anxiety, and depression, in humans.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:59

Food allergies increase in U.S. children

According to analysis of four large national health surveys by two U.S. researchers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 4% of children in the United States have food allergies. And, that percentage is increasing rapidly; however, the reason is unclear.

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Although many factors contribute to weight gain, U.S. microbiologist Jeffrey Gordon has been collecting evidence to show that the type of foods eaten changes the composition of bacteria in the gut. Whether you have a low-fat or high-fat diet is very influential on your body’s ability to gain weight, and to lose it, too.

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Friday, 04 September 2009 19:25

U.S. study: Irregular eating habits adds weight

According to a Northwestern University study, people who have irregular eating habits are more prone to gain weight. Do you wake up in the middle of the night and go straight to the refrigerator? Do you work a swing shift? Do you skip breakfast?

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According to British researchers, if you eat a high-fat diet (such as from fast-food establishments), you could have a higher risk of experiencing short-term memory loss and could have less efficiency when exercising your muscles.

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The nonprofit group World Action on Salt and Health performed a study of salt in breakfast cereal and fast foods, and found a big difference in the amount of salt in the same product. It just depends on which country you live.

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Australian scientists found that drinking skim milk for breakfast rather than fruit drinks reduces appetite hunger throughout the morning and, also, causes overweight people to eat less calories at lunch. Overall, a small but effective way to manage your weight.

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According to U.S. researchers who studied adolescent and young adult vegetarians and non-vegetarians, vegans have healthy diets and weight control, but they are at increased risk for unhealthy eating behaviors.

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An Australian-Chinese study shows that eating fresh or dried mushrooms and drinking green tea can decrease the risk of breast cancer in women. The study was conducted in China where the incidence of breast cancer is about five times less than those in Western countries.

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Monday, 16 March 2009 19:05

Study starts small to build peanut tolerance

According to U.S. researchers, if peanut-allergic children are introduced to peanuts very, very gradually some of them will eventually build up a tolerance to the peanut-buttery legume.

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According to a computer simulation from the AHA, if Americans used just one gram of salt less each day, they could see one-fourth million fewer cases of heart disease. However, the largest health benefit in using less salt doesn’t come from the salt shaker but in the highly-processed foods we eat.

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A team of University of Michigan researchers found that the closer you live to fast-food joints, the higher your risk for strokes. Maybe it’s time to move from French Fry Lane!

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Wednesday, 24 December 2008 03:56

FDA claims Diet Coke Plus violates its rules

The FDA has sent a warning letter to the Coca-Cola Company, saying that it is not appropriate to market its soda Diet Coke Plus as nutritious and fortified. The Coke company includes "Diet Coke with Vitamins & Minerals” on its DC+ pop labels.

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Monday, 15 December 2008 21:09

Low-carb diets reduce memory skills

An American study found that women on a low-carbohydrate diet did more poorly on memory-based tests than other female dieters on a reduced calorie weight-loss plan. Basically, their brains did not work well because not enough energy was produced by low-carb foods.

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A Japanese-U.S. study found that the quicker a person eats and those eating until they feel full are much more likely to be overweight.

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